Shack updates were completed yesterday with the modification of my AL80B to allow QSK operation and with the arrival of a Palstar tuner.
The results of the mod are great although its implementation has room for improvement. I wrote up a few “points of uncertainty” that I had while performing it in case others are similarly inclined to add QSK to their AL80B. I uploaded that info as a Page (located here) rather than a post.
The balun switching scenario I recently blog-pondered won’t be necessary – with a 1:1 balun, the Palstar (built like a tank, BTW) tunes all bands 10-80 with all the authority of a Navy Seal DI.
Next up is a 40-meter vertical dipole for November’s CQWW.